Fly Tying Video Library
Stu Apte Classic Tarpon Fly
Stu Apte was a teenager in the 1940s growing up in Miami and fishing like it was his job. He is a legend in Tarpon fishing & this is part of his legacy…..The Stu Apte Tarpon fly. Not used as often since there are hundreds of variations but still a commonly used fly in Florida, some use it for Redfish too.
Gamakatsu SC-15, size 3/0
Red Flymaster plus (210 denier)
2 red hackle feathers, 2 yellow hackle feathers splayed
Red & yellow hackles palmered in front of the wing .
Tie a strong thread nose and epoxy it to complete